Martha Steele

April 26, 1928November 2, 2012

Martha Steele, 84, of Connersville, died Friday, November 2, 2012, at Lincoln Centers-East.

Martha was the daughter of Raleigh and Della Jane Bowman Toler, born April 26, 1928 in Beattyville, Kentucky and attended Pleasant Flat School there. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Falmouth. Martha liked to crochet and quilt. In her leisure time, she enjoyed working in her flower garden.

Martha is survived by three sons: Dewey Steele of Locust Grove, Georgia; Edward G. Steele and Duane Steele, both of Connersville; four brothers: her twin, Henry Toler of Richmond; Clyde Toler and his wife, Catherine of Connersville; Carlos Toler of Falmouth; Adrian Toler of Connersville; two sisters: Helen Fox and Betty Payton, both of Connersville; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde who died in 1969; a sister: Dema Johnson; and two brothers: Joseph and George Toler.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon Monday at the First Southern Baptist Church in Falmouth with Rev. Bill Flanigan, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church from 10 a.m. Monday until 12 noon where memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, is in charge of the services. For additional information or to send condolences or memories, please visit


  • Visitation Monday, November 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 5, 2012
  • Interment Monday, November 5, 2012

Martha Steele

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News Examiner Circulation Staff, Neisah, Pat, Laura and James

November 6, 2012

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Shirley Cain-Isaacs

November 4, 2012

I am sorry to hear of Martha's passing. She was a lovely lady who always had a good word to say. she will be greatly missed.